Thanksgiving Family Mile Fun Run benefits Helen Woodward Animal Center

The inaugural Family Mile Fun Run was held at the Del Mar Racetrack on Thanksgiving, with a portion of the event’s funds going towards the Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Therapeutic Riding Program.

In celebration, after the people-friendly one-mile run, adoptable pups held an adorable race of their own, with hopes of finding a forever family waiting at the finish line.

Other activities included kid-focused holiday craft-making, face painting, Thanksgiving Day hat-making with the Rad Hatter, entertainers, opportunity drawings, and more.

For more on Helen Woodward Animal Center, visit or stop by at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe.

Photos by McKenzie Images.